I really thought that I would be posting about breakfast by now. But I really want to stick to one topic and so I slowly count down the remaining CSA items. Last week the cabbage was used up, this week I finished off the potatoes, now it is just a matter of using up the remaining winter squashes I keep forgetting about in the garage.
I picked up a chunk of celeriac from the winter farmer’s market in January, then I kept getting stumped by what recipe to use. I planned on making soup, but on Monday night I felt more like eating mashed potatoes and I found a recipe that managed to use up the remaining CSA potatoes, the celeriac and some hedgehog mushrooms we got at the farmer’s market the day before. It was pretty good, but not amazing. It also took way longer than I thought it would when I skimmed the recipe. Some of that time was spent agonizing over whether or not I should send TheHusband out to buy some sherry, what kind and how long does it last anyways. In the end my guess of white wine or dry vermouth being decent substitutes was backed up by a google search and we didn’t bother buying sherry. In the end the mushrooms sauteed in butter with some rosemary and dry vermouth were the best part of the meal. I was also amazed at how fragrant the celeriac was… it made me wonder if a celery scented candle would be nice.
Mashed Potatoes and Celeriac and Wild Mushrooms from MarthaStewart.com (originally published November 1995)